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Old 24th December 2010, 22:26   #1
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Question Bajaj Calibre Resale value?

Hi Guys,

I have an old bike Bajaj Calibre, bought in Jun 1999 and drove 74650km till date. Since last one year have not used much after I got a 4 wheeler.
Want to sell it now but can't decide what price I should quote.
The bike is in good condition, no parts ever replaced, mileage is close to 50kmpl still. 4 stroke engine so never had any serious issues.

Please suggest how much is ok to expect, I dont want to sell it just for the heck of it because I still use it at times for some short trips.
The only reason I am planning to sell it is, I may need a scooter for wifey so have to get rid of this one as we are short on parking space.

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Old 24th December 2010, 22:43   #2
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Take it to a new bike showroom and pretend you want to exchange it. Let them quote a price. But I doubt you will get that much outside.
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Old 24th December 2010, 23:35   #3
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Keep it. Get wifey a scooter.
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Old 25th December 2010, 12:44   #4
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1999..you can expect 15 to 20k, it can go up to 25 depending on the buyer, but above that, I dont think so. Buyers wont give above 20 for a 1999 4s bike.


It is better to keep it than give it for peanuts. Looking at the fuel price hike, 50km/l is good for your pocket
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Its difficult to resale a Caliber for a good value as its a model thats not in production.It does not have any cult following like the RD350 and the RX 100/135 that are appreciating in prices.
I think anything around Rs 10 to 15 K would be good enough.
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Old 25th December 2010, 18:22   #6
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I sold a more recent example with disc brake up front for 15k , 3 years ago here in Pune. That was for a cousin though, who was abroad. That bike had done 40k kms.
If nothings wrong with it, I suggest you keep it.
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I doubt you will get anything over 15k for it. As most have suggested, keeping it makes sense. If it isn't possible, just quote 20k and finish >10k.
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15 if you are lucky. why don't you take the bike to a second hand bike trader and check it out for a more accurate valuation.
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No offence, but I will be extremely surprised if he is offered anything more than 10k. Because it is a defunct model.
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Old 26th December 2010, 09:05   #10
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No offence, but I will be extremely surprised if he is offered anything more than 10k. Because it is a defunct model.
i agree,infact here upnorth it wont fetch more than 7-8K.
i am surprised how people are coming up with figures like 20,and even 25K.
a 2003-2004 Zma goes for like 23-25K.
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10K ia a great value for a caliber with 75K miles on it. Bajaj isn't exactly known for it's durable bikes.
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Old 26th December 2010, 19:04   #12
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Being a 99 model, I would say you may not get more than 5k for it. If you get 15 etc, it is a dream.

I had a 2004 Caliber, which i used very sparingly only for riding at times on bad roads and short market trips wth under 7k on the odo, sold it a year back for 13k.

You might as well keep it because you will get quotes in the range of 4k to very very max 7k
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i think 10 to 12k is a reasonable price to pay. Design wise, i really like the caliber and still remember the ads with Lucky Ali!!

A little bit off topic, if it helps in any way, a friend of mine sold his 2001 Suzuki Fiero for 25k. Although it is in a different segment (150cc), i guess that some bikes like Fiero (for a great Engine), RD350 (For the sheer power), RX100 (For its power and sweet exhaust note) have a demand even if they are old. Even splendor has its own demand for its great fuel efficiency.

So, try your luck - you might just about get 10/12k, but if you get 15k that is a great price.
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Old 27th December 2010, 02:40   #14
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THANKS Guys for all your responses. Actually the odo is reading 76454 as of today, all this while was assuming it was under 75k. Actually all these years it never had any major repair or some accident. So kind of lost touch if it has really become obsolete. But it still gives good mileage, Currently I use it just for short trips of less than 2km nearby that too once or twice in a week, I only plan to sell it because I guess after few years it would be even more difficult to find a buyer. Coming June it will a 12 year old bike, so I guess I will have to sell it sonner or later.

Thanks Agian for the nice responses, appreciate it.
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I have the experience of selling 4 bikes in Bangalore over the last 4 years, your bike may fetch you between 6 to 7k. Try to visit 24 x 7 motors on Mysore Road just near the Shell petrol bunk after BHEL, you may get a good price.
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